death-qualified jury

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death-qualified jury

in law, a trial jury pronounced fit to decide a case involving the death penalty. The fitness of jurors to serve in death-punishable cases depends on their views on capital punishment. For example, jurors absolutely opposed to the death penalty generally are disqualified from service in capital cases. The precise views that disqualify a juror are a highly debated issue

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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